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We do not have to buy into other people’s expectations and dreams, nor must we play god to other people. We can be assertive in pursuit of our own goals without being arrogant and deceitful as we go about our … Continue reading

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Sincere And Truthful

I miss a couple of the customary salutations of personal paper and ink letters–“Sincerely” and “Sincerely yours”. We rarely, if ever, use these expressions in emails or other forms of Internet communication. The use of “sincerely” at the end of … Continue reading

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Original Views

“When problem solving, take a look at the situation from different angles and perspectives. Don’t try to please me with something you think I might like. I didn’t hire you to be a rubber stamp.” I’m paraphrasing Hod, one of … Continue reading

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Pondering Character

I heard the comparison during a late night interview shows on a network radio station back in the day. It may have been with Larry King or one of the other big-name broadcast journalists of the early 1980s. The interviewer’s … Continue reading

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I’ll try my best not to be preachy about a topic that tempts me to stand on a soapbox with megaphone in hand. The lack of ┬áhonesty in┬ásome corners of public life the past few years has gotten me all … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Integrity

Today’s commentary will be an act of walking on eggshells and being careful to not be too judgmental. This is made trickier due to the amount of criminality and lack of character that takes place in full view of the … Continue reading

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Be True To Yourself

The great social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote, “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the wrath of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” The main thing … Continue reading

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